In a world where children wake up and go to school, why would you dare to be different with your homeschool lessons? Because it can be much more beneficial to you and your family, that’s why!
Nightschooling is becoming a popular choice for homeschool families, for more than one reason. Below, we will discuss the benefits of homeschooling at night – and you may just consider it for your own children.
1. Less Physical Energy at Night
Many children start their days rearing to go. They want to get out and play, climb trees, or jump rope. They have no desire to sit down and do school work when they have just woken up fresh from a good night’s sleep!
In the evenings, however, children are more likely to sit down and listen. They have burned off the energy throughout the day, and can now be more attentive to their school work.
2. You Can Still Work During the Day
Many parents struggle with the idea of homeschooling because they have a full-time job outside the home. They think the only education for their children is in a public school since they aren’t free to be at home all day.
The good news is, working parents can still homeschool! You may have to schedule classes around your work schedule (i.e. in the evening or night), but you can definitely homeschool your children even if you have other commitments.
3. Both Parents Can Be Involved
When the parents decide to split the homeschool duties, some of these tasks may be best completed at night. The two can “tag team” the curriculum, with the mother teaching certain subjects during the day while the father works.
When he arrives home, he may take on one or two of the subjects after dinner. Spreading the work out across the full day allows both parents to be involved, regardless of work or errands.
4. You Homeschool Multiple Children
If you have two or more children that need to be homeschooled, it can be difficult to balance them out in just a few hours. However, you can move some of the children to night schooling and feel less stressed! Decide which child would work best later in the day, and focus more on the other students in the morning or afternoon hours.
5. Less Stress
Many night schooling parents have noted less overwhelm when it comes to everything they need to accomplish each day. When they can wake up and complete any pressing work, errands, or chores, they free up their minds to focus on homeschooling that evening.
This is a win-win for both parents and children. When parents are less stressed, they tend to have more patience and fun with their children. The kids can enjoy their day doing their own thing before coming together to work on their homeschool at night.
As you can see, homeschooling at night definitely has its advantages. Ultimately, you want to do what is best for you and your family when determining when you teach your children. Consider giving night schooling a try if it makes sense in your situation – you can always move back to day school if it doesn’t work out!